CSL Daily 7/14/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Imagination and Thought in the Middle Ages is a talk Lewis gave on two nights in 1956, July 17th and 18th.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[Flippancy] is a thousand miles away from joy; it deadens, instead of sharpening, the intellect; and it excites no affection between those who practice it.”

The Screwtape Letters XI
(Published in The Guardian on 7/11/1941)

CSL Daily 4/23/17

Jack and Joy

FACT OF THE DAY:

Happy anniversary to Lewis & Joy Davidman (1st time married on April 23, 1956).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“All the beauty of nature withers when we try to make it absolute. Put first things first and we get second things thrown in: put second things first & we lose both first and second things.”

Letter to  Dom Bede Griffiths OSB on 4/23/1951
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q04-23 - (First Things Letter)

CSL Daily 4/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Interim Report” published in The Cambridge Review on April 21, 1956 presented Lewis’s comparison of Oxford and Cambridge.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“No creature that deserved Redemption would need to be redeemed. They that are whole need not the physician. Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it.”

Religion and Rocketry
(Published as “Will We Lose God in Outer Space” in the April, 1958 issue of Christian Herald)

 Q04-21 - (Deserved Redemption)

CSL Daily 3/26/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Dogma and Science” was published March 26, 1943 in The Guardian; it’s now part of “Dogma and the Universe” in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now…Come further up, come further in!”

The Last Battle (said by Jewel the Unicorn)
(Published on 3/19/1956)

Q03-26 (Home at Last-LB)

CSL Daily 3/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Last Battle was first published on March 19, 1956. This final Narnia story won the Carnegie Medal in Literature.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“‘Beloved,’ said the Glorious One, ‘unless thy desire had been for me thou wouldst not have sought so long and so truly. For all find what they truly seek.'”

The Last Battle 
(Published on 3/19/1956)

Q03-19 (Find Truly Seek)